June 13, 2009

Monthly Rumpus

The Rumpus launched its new reading series in San Francisco earlier this week at the Make Out Room (I'll be reading at the one in August). The night was amazing: music by Thao Nguyen, who is not only talented but gorgeous; readings by Andrew Sean Greer and Peter Orner, among others, and was hosted by Rumpus editor Stephen Elliott (the guy sure knows how to throw a party).

The highlight may have been an animated short film called "Chonto" from Wholphin DVD, in which an aging "rock star" reflects back on his experience of befriending a monkey. It was beyond hysterical. Why do I think amphetamine induced bloody noses are so god damn funny?